List of fishing, hunting fee increases

by Guest Author | January 9, 2014

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The next time you purchase a game seal or fishing licence in Ontario, expect to pay a little bit more. Fees went up an average of 3% on almost all licence fees.

“We have listened to anglers and hunters who prefer small annual increases as opposed to a single periodic large increase. The fee increase has been endorsed by the Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission,” said Karen Passmore, communications and marketing specialist with the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Passmore added, “It is also important to note that fees charged for hunting and fishing licences are used for fish and wildlife management purposes only. The additional revenue from these modest increases will assist in covering increased operating costs for our fish and wildlife programs; this includes such activities as fish culture and stocking and moose surveys.”

The hunter education program also saw some increases, with the cost of the exam moving from $5.71 to $10 and the hunter education manual from $18 to $20. This program hasn’t seen an increase in manuals or exams since 2004.

Here’s a list of the new fees related to hunting and fishing.

Residency Product 2014 Price 2013 Price Increase 
Ontario Resident ADDITIONAL DEER SEAL  $47.30 46.17  $1.13
Non-Ontario
Resident
ADDITIONAL DEER SEAL  $235.96 230.31  $5.65
Ontario Resident BLACK BEAR LICENCE  $47.30 46.17  $1.13
Non-Ontario
Resident
BLACK BEAR LICENCE  $235.96 230.31  $5.65
Ontario Resident CONSERVATION FISHING LICENCE – 1 YEAR  $16.46 16.18  $0.28
Canadian Resident CONSERVATION FISHING LICENCE – 1 YEAR  $32.13 31.56  $0.57
Non-Canadian
Resident
CONSERVATION FISHING LICENCE – 1 YEAR  $50.52 49.39  $1.13
Ontario Resident CONSERVATION FISHING LICENCE – 3 YEAR  $49.39 48.54  $0.85
Canadian Resident CONSERVATION FISHING LICENCE – 3 YEAR  $96.38 94.68  $1.70
Non-Canadian
Resident
CONSERVATION FISHING LICENCE – 3 YEAR  $151.57 148.18  $3.39
Non-Canadian
Resident
CONSERVATION FISHING LICENCE – 8 DAY  $29.97 29.4  $0.57
Ontario Resident DEER LICENCE  $47.30 46.17  $1.13
Non-Ontario
Resident
DEER LICENCE  $235.96 230.31  $5.65
Ontario Resident DOG LICENCE – BLACK BEAR  $13.23 12.95  $0.28
Non-Ontario
Resident
DOG LICENCE – BLACK BEAR  $13.23 12.95  $0.28
Ontario Resident DOG LICENCE – MOOSE/DEER  $13.23 12.95  $0.28
Non-Ontario
Resident
DOG LICENCE – MOOSE/DEER  $13.23 12.95  $0.28
Ontario Resident DOG LICENCE – RACCOON  $13.23 12.95  $0.28
Ontario Resident ELK LICENCE  $52.26 51.13  $1.13
Ontario Resident FARMER’S DEER LICENCE  $27.28 26.71  $0.57
Non-Ontario
Resident
GAME BIRD HUNTING PRESERVE LICENCE  $17.01 16.44  $0.57
Ontario Resident MOOSE LICENCE  $54.57 53.44  $1.13
Non-Ontario
Resident
MOOSE LICENCE  $472.18 460.88  $11.30
Ontario Resident SECOND BEAR SEAL  $47.30 46.17  $1.13
Ontario Resident SMALL GAME LICENCE – 1 YEAR  $24.59 24.02  $0.57
Non-Ontario
Resident
SMALL GAME LICENCE – 1 YEAR  $118.11 115.28  $2.83
Ontario Resident SMALL GAME LICENCE – 3 YEAR  $73.77 72.07  $1.70
Non-Ontario
Resident
SMALL GAME LICENCE – 3 YEAR  $354.32 345.85  $8.47
Ontario Resident SPORT FISHING LICENCE – 1 DAY  $13.23 12.95  $0.28
Canadian Resident SPORT FISHING LICENCE – 1 DAY  $13.23 12.95  $0.28
Non-Canadian
Resident
SPORT FISHING LICENCE – 1 DAY  $22.44 21.88  $0.56
Ontario Resident SPORT FISHING LICENCE – 1 YEAR  $28.89 28.33  $0.56
Canadian Resident SPORT FISHING LICENCE – 1 YEAR  $54.03 52.90  $1.13
Non-Canadian
Resident
SPORT FISHING LICENCE – 1 YEAR  $81.57 79.88  $1.69
Ontario Resident SPORT FISHING LICENCE – 3 YEAR  $86.68 84.99  $1.69
Canadian Resident SPORT FISHING LICENCE – 3 YEAR  $162.08 158.69  $3.39
Non-Canadian
Resident
SPORT FISHING LICENCE – 3 YEAR  $244.72 239.64  $5.08
Non-Canadian
Resident
SPORT FISHING LICENCE – 8 DAY  $52.41 51.28  $1.13
Ontario Resident WILD TURKEY LICENCE – FALL  $28.62 28.06  $0.56
Canadian Resident WILD TURKEY LICENCE – FALL  $28.62 28.06  $0.56
Non-Canadian
Resident
WILD TURKEY LICENCE – SPRING  $28.62 28.06  $0.56
Ontario Resident WILD TURKEY LICENCE – SPRING  $28.62 28.06  $0.56
Ontario
Resident
WOLF/COYOTE SEAL  $10.93 10.71  $0.22
Non-Ontario Resident WOLF/COYOTE SEAL  $269.58 266.76  $2.82
Non-Ontario
Resident
YOUTH SPORT FISHING LICENCE – ORG CAMP  $5.98 5.70  $0.28

Comments

  1. Fred John Price wrote: How is it every year the price of these tags go up & you don't show no justification to this or where the money goes?
  2. Matt Peters wrote: Nice to know our fees keep going up and yet the cuts to the mnr and related conservation keep coming.
  3. Mike wrote: This makes me want to stop hunting and fishing. Every year increases in price and less visibility of the conservation officers on patrol. The moose group I hunt with have gone 8 years without an adult tag and they still want to increase the fees for all 8 of us to hopefully be successful in the draw. We have tried every angle from applying as an individual or as a group. To me if the guaranteed group size is 16 we should draw an adult tag every second year. That would make us happy and want to continue to hunt/fish and donate our hard earned money to our greedy government who tend to make us all pay for their stupid mistakes.
  4. John Doe wrote: If I have to start worrying about a 50 cent increase or a few dollars, maybe it's time I pick a new hobby. Everything in life is going up, get a grip.
  5. No license for me this year wrote: And I've been told that all our information is gone to the u.s to some company that then sends us our Canadian licenses ? WTF. Is going on